Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this Festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.

Shows are FREE!





Steve Jobs – Pioneer in the Personal Computer Revolution – Portrayed by Jeremy Meier

Mary Shelley – Early Science Fiction Author of Frankenstein – Portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak

James Armistead Lafayette – Revolutionary War Double Agent – Portrayed by Stephen Seals

Nellie Bly – Pioneer in Investigative Journalism – Portrayed by Anne Pasquale

Robert Ripley – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Portrayed by Larry Bounds


Shows will be in Abbeville, Greenville, Liberty, Mauldin, Simpsonville, Spartanburg, SC; and Brevard, NC.

Spartanburg events require advance reservations.  Other indoor events:  Seating Limited.  Come early to get a seat.  First come, first served.  Doors open one hour before show time.

Bring lawn seating for outdoor shows.


[FESTIVAL SCHEDULE can be found on page 3 ]


Donations from our audience and Friends of Greenville Chautauqua enable us to provide FREE events for everyone to enjoy and learn about our history.

This Festival is funded in part by the Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Co, Michelin NA, SEW Eurodrive, the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Greenville Accommodations Tax Fund and the generous Friends of Greenville Chautauqua.

June Festival Shows